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John Watson and Co (fl. 1855-1875) (photographers)



  • Existence: fl. 1855 - 1875


John Watson was a commercial photographer. He was active in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from 1855 to circa 1875. Watson had studios in: Edward Street, North Brisbane 1855 (this was a branch of Glaisters, Sydney); Queen Street, Brisbane, 1862-1875; Stanley Street, South Brisbane 1874 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.250).


Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

'Pugh's Almanac'.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Mouth of Breakfast Creek (from near the Residence of J.R. Dickson Esq), 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/2
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. A view overlooking the creek, with the Brisbane River to the left of the picture, and showing sparsely populated countryside, with a farm by the side of the creek. Photograph taken from what is now Ascot.

Dates: 1873
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